Tag Archives: documentaries
Known for her expressive dance form, called ‘Tanztheater’ or ‘dance theatre’, choreographer Pina Bausch distinguished herself from the formalism of classical ballet and post modern forms of dance. Bausch was interested in showcasing “WHAT” moves people, instead of “HOW” people move. Her work ushered in a new era of dance shaped by startling images and high drama — which engendered both adulation and harsh criticism. Film maker Wim Wellers pays tribute to Bausch with a film retrospective documentary of Bausch done in 3-D. Continue reading
As mourning for dance GREATS have been felt deeply as of late, most recently with Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Michael Jackson, and Frankie Manning, 2009 has balanced this sadness with jubilation and a renewed celebration for dancing. This posting celebrates the life-long Lindy Hop dancer, Frankie Manning, and showcases his impact on dance across generations and across the globe. Continue reading
Kinetic Cinema has company! A new monthly dance film series has started in Queens curated by Alexx Shilling at her dance/yoga/Pilates studio in Long Island City, The Radiant Movement. The Dance Film Nights happen on the last Sunday of each month. This Sunday, March 29th you can see a great documentary about the “mother” of experimental dance film, Maya Deren as well as shorts by acclaimed choreographer/performer Maureen Fleming. Continue reading
Sabine Klaus (aka Creation Editor) is starting a video documentary program focusing on dance technology in collaboration with Dance-Tech.net and Tendu.tv. The shooting will start in early 2009 and the 22min documentaries will be promoted on dance-tech and screened on Tendu TV in full-length. It will be a great way to get your work promoted and made known for FREE! Continue reading
Tonight’s Kinetic Cinema program, curated and hosted by dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer is not to be missed! She will be showing two rarely seen documentaries, including 1987’s “The Way Things Go,” showing a fascinating Rube Goldberg-like kinetic sculpture by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, and a 2007 documentary on six downtown dance artists moderated and interviewed by Zimmer.